Three Basics of Proper Breath Alcohol Instrument Maintenance
Let’s face it. Your breath alcohol testing instrument requires proper care and preventative maintenance in order to ensure its effectiveness, reliability and long life. Every day I receive Alco Sensor instruments in need of repairs, which could have been avoided if the operators would have performed regular system maintenance and checks. Here are my top recommendations for keeping your breath alcohol testing instrument running at optimal performance for years to come:
When to Test: Reasonable Suspicion vs. Random Testing
Companies who are regulated by Dept. of Transportation (DOT) regulations have clear guidelines on what their company’s drug and alcohol policy must include and the reasons they may test employees for drugs and alcohol....
Three Essential Elements of Evidential Breath Alcohol Testing
Dept. of Transportation (DOT) alcohol testing and police DUI enforcement might be the first examples that come to mind when we talk about evidential alcohol testing. But there is even more alcohol testing taking place outside the realm of DOT and DUI enforcement, and a significant amount of it is evidential as well....
NIDA Going Social to Reach Teens
To my great shock, last month my seventeen-year-old daughter logged over 3,500 minutes of texting time, which breaks down to over 58 hours or 2.4 days of thumb-numbing achievement. I am convinced the folks at Verizon have erected a tower for her sole use. With more teens using text and all things cloud based and social, it comes as no surprise the scientific and educational communities are keenly using more of these tools to target drug and alcohol abuse messages to teens...